New electronics solutions from Leoni: Intelligent Power Distribution in future wiring systems

– Intelligent, modular, and system-optimized electronic solutions for fast switching and reliable power distribution
– Secure energy supply – even for Automated Driving
– Reversible switching, diagnostics, and predictive maintenance to ensure high availability

Nuremberg/Kitzingen, 3 December 2020 – Recent trends such as Automated Driving and increasing vehicle electrification are creating new and increased demands on future wiring systems. Meeting these functional safety requirements will require an absolutely reliable power supply and a thoroughly optimized wiring system architecture. Leoni is contributing to this with a new generation of intelligent power distributors, as well as its wide-ranging expertise in wiring systems and system solutions.

The growing requirements being placed on the wiring systems of the future is also increasing their complexity. Numerous sensors, actuators, safety-related driving functions, and other electronic systems must be continuously supplied with electrical power – even during voltage swings, short circuits, or (sub)system faults – in order to prevent fatal consequences for drivers, occupants, and other road users. Such a high level of safety for on-board power networks can be achieved only with reliable energy management.

Intelligent, modular and system-optimized – electronics solutions from Leoni

This is where Leoni's intelligent power distribution units come into play. The iPDS (intelligent Power Distribution Switch) and the iPDM (intelligent Power Distribution Module) prevent a possible total breakdown of the wiring system through processes that include activating or deactivating sub-systems or individual channels. The functionality of the overall wiring system is also ensured by a number of other functions in both components, such as various safety and diagnostic functions for connected lines and under-voltage protection integrated into the on-board power supply system. The modular design of the components in terms of software architecture (without/with Autosar), communication interfaces (CAN or LIN), voltage levels (12, 24, or 48 Volt), and the number and configuration of outputs also permits easy integration into various types of wiring systems.

Together, iPDS and iPDM create a solid foundation for reliable Automated Driving. Along with its know-how in wiring system development and production, Leoni therefore offers a one-stop-shop  regarding expertise in intelligent power distribution and safe & reliable power supply. Forward-looking automotive manufacturers looking to put a highly available power distribution system and Automated Driving on the road soon can profit from Leoni’s products and services.